08 Mar '13, 3am

Human powered emergency cell phone charger

Human powered emergency cell phone charger

Using just a few ordinary around the house items, [The King of Random ] turned a cordless electric drill into a human powered electrical generator. If the drill is run in reverse and cranked by hand, the generated energy can be transferred through the battery terminals to a connected device. So, he cut a USB charger cable in half and wired it up to the terminals to be able to charge his cell phone. Some yarn, a salad fork, a mixing beater, a scrap 2″x4″, some aluminum foil, and scotch tape were the only other materials he used. Using this technique, a totally dead phone battery was charged in around 3 hours.

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2013/03/07/human-powered-emergency-ce...

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